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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Advising Information and Resources

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/advisinginformation/
 

Academic Advising is an important partnership between the student and their advisor. All successful advising relationships include careful planning, authentic communication, and personal responsibility. The following websites provide you helpful information and resources as an advisor in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
 

 

SBS Advising Questions for Faculty/Staff

SBS Advising Center
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Armstrong Hall 114
507-389-2416
Advising Center Email: sbsadvising@mnsu.edu 

Student Relations Coordinator: Melissa (Mel) Iverson
Academic Advisor: Jodie Ward
Office Manager:
 

 

Advising Training Opportunities

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences provide various trainings for advisors. Information about these opportunities are communicated by the College at the beginning of each semester. 

For more information or to set up a training for your department, contact Mel Iverson, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Relations Coordinator, at melissa.iverson@mnsu.edu.
 

  • Advising 101 Training: The SBS Advising Center will be offering Advising 101 training again this semester! This training is recommended for new faculty members and advisors in SBS, but would also serve a great refresher for those who are interested. Topics include: General education, 8/2 rule, reading a Degree Audit Report (DARs), accessing your advisee list, and more! Please email Mel Iverson, Student Relations Coordinator, at melissa.iverson@mnsu.edu if you plan on attending.

    • Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. in MH 210
       
       
  • Advising 201 Training: Advising 201 goes more in depth into resources and various ideas on how to connect with your advisees. Topics include: Advising topics for each year, student success and advising resources, and much more! Please email Mel Iverson, Student Relations Coordinator, at melissa.iverson@mnsu.edu if you plan on attending.

    • Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 @ 10:30 a.m. in MH 210
        
  • Advising Transfer Students: Transfer students are an important part of our university population! Transfer students can have different advising needs and challenges than other populations on campus. This session will focus on understanding the transfer advising experience and provide information and resources to help advisors work with the advising needs of our transfer students. Please email Mel Iverson, Student Relations Coordinator, at melissa.iverson@mnsu.edu if you plan on attending.

    • Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. in MH 210

       
  • Advising Roundtable: Advising Roundtable is an opportunity for you to bring questions and topics that you would like to learn more about in advising. This session will be structured based on the questions and topics participants bring to the session. If there are certain topics or questions you would like addressed during this session, email those when you RSVP for the session. Please email Mel Iverson, Student Relations Coordinator, at melissa.iverson@mnsu.edu if you plan on attending.

    • Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 @ 10:30 a.m. in MH 210

       
  • MavConnect Trainings: The University will be offering a variety of MavConnect trainings throughout the semester. You can find more information as it is posted at http://www.mnsu.edu/mavconnect/resources.html.